Rates will harden in 2019—or at the very least remain stable. That is what our readers believe as they approach the January 1 renewals. But we are also mindful that the Christmas spirit may have made some a little too optimistic.
The disruptive impact of insurtech, consolidation and further severe cat losses dominate the worries of our readers as they reflect on 2018—but they also appear resigned to grappling with such difficulties as the market heads into 2019. Those were some of the findings of the Intelligent Insurer year-end online survey.
Investors demand everything from growth to investment in technology to diversity these days, and industry CEOs will have it tough in 2019. It is no wonder that the new year’s resolution of some execs is to retire.
Bermuda will “keep on keepin’ on” and doing what it is doing when it comes to insurance-linked securities (ILS), says Greg Wojciechowski, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Here he looks back at 2018 and forward to 2019 as the jurisdiction continues to work hard to develop and keep its solid platform.
Though cyber risk is a distinctly global threat, the cyber insurance markets in the US and the EU have developed in different directions both in terms of products and pricing. This has consequences for players that are eager to take advantage of the significant growth potential of this line of business, as Intelligent Insurer discovers.
The earth’s climate could be changing faster than first thought – and definitely faster than insurers would like. This presents great challenges to the industry which needs to address them quickly, Intelligent Insurer discovers.
As money continues to pour into insurtech ventures, there is evidence that only the big, global technology players and true venture capital firms have pockets deep enough to precipitate true disruption in the insurance space. Simon Hayes investigates where this will leave the incumbent players.
The re/insurance industry holds high expectations for blockchain technology as an opportunity to increase efficiency of insurance processes, and the future is beginning to take shape with the launch of new platforms and products. Intelligent Insurer reports.
Issuance volumes of cat bonds fell in the 12 months to June 30, 2018, but this is not a true reflection of the market’s inherent robustness as it continues to mature and evolve, according to Aon’s latest ILS report.
The numerous challenges the insurance industry faces mean that innovation is critical to tackling them. Rob Bentley of Guy Carpenter, describes how Guy Carpenter is helping its clients manage these challenges—especially the conundrum of insurtech.